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Citizen X [DVD] [1995]

  • SKU: 3970368
  • Release Date: 07/11/2000
  • Rating: R
Chris Gerolmo directed this serial killer drama starring Stephen Rea, Donald Sutherland, and Max Von Sydow. The disc offers a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while a Spanish soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include cast and crew biographies. This is a by-the-numbers release from HBO/Rysher that does a fine job of presenting the film, which originally aired on HBO.

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

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    Citizen X
    Stephen Rea stars as a relentless Russian investigator in this made-for-cable thriller. Based on an actual case, this taut film tells the story of Burakov (Rea), a Russian forensic pathologist assigned to track down a brutal serial killer who is targeting young drifters. The nature of the assignment takes its toll on Burakov's personal life, as he tracks the killer for years despite the red-tape and bureaucracy of the Soviet state. Nominated for several awards overall that year, Donald Sutherland won an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award for his co-starring role as Rea's supportive superior, Fetisov. The movie was filmed in Hungary. ~ Bernadette McCallion, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Stephen Rea
      Stephen Rea - Burakov
    • Donald Sutherland
      Donald Sutherland - Fetisov
    • Max von Sydow
      Max von Sydow - Bukhanovsky
    • Jeffrey DeMunn
      Jeffrey DeMunn - Chikatilo
    • Joss Ackland
      Joss Ackland - Bondarchuk

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of my favorite goto movie!

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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      OK, this is a made for TV movie, that said it tells the true story of a Russian assigned to solve the most prolifiec serial killer in Russian history. It is one of a little known movie but the story is captivating, well acted and well written. If you're interested in serial killers (and who isn't) then you owe it to yourself to put this on your much watch list.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Citizen X is a gripping film

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is a movie my brother suggested and it's about the first serial Killer in the U.s.s.r. It was very interesting, learning about the case, but also about the relationship between the man in charge and the investigator who ultimately solved the case and the friendship they formed. Id highly recommend it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great detective story

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Based on a true story, one man's life to solved a puzzle and find the person or persons responsible for the act.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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